The American River Current

Current Editorial: Don’t let fear stop you from voting in 2020

 Only 46% of people between the ages of 18-29 voted in the 2016 presidential election. No matter who you want to vote for this year, you shouldn’t let fear stop you from voting this election year because your vote matters. (Photo courtesy of Fotomay)
October 26, 2020

With the 2020 U.S. election approaching soon, there are many people who are still unsure if they’ll vote, or have just outright decided to not vote at all this year. However, with everything going on...

Current Editorial: Administration responds poorly to controversial flyer

After several requests to speak to people within the UNITE and the Equity Departments about the controversial sign, the Current was repeatedly ignored or told to direct their questions elsewhere. (Photo by Emily Mello)
October 23, 2019

In early October, American River College’s UNITE interns hung a flyer in the HUB which read: “Masculine Black Men; Check Your Male Privilege Before Entering.” By the school’s own admission,...

Editorial: Toxic Masculinity is a danger to society

Toxic masculinity can pressure men into hiding their emotions, to avoid being perceived as weak or unmasculine. (Photo illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)
May 8, 2019

For decades, society has used terms like “macho,” or “red-blooded” to describe the kind of burly masculinity that men are, on some level, expected to adhere to. Today society has started to call...

Editorial: Democracy needs youth participation

Historically young people have had the lowest voter turnout, but creating the habit early and getting involved politically can leave long-term effects. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
March 18, 2019

At almost every college campus, American River College included, political activism and activities are a part of campus life. Although politics can influence almost every aspect of our society, there are...

Editorial: Rave Alert system isn’t enough

In the case of an active shooter on campus, American River College should do more to prepare it’s students and faculty on emergency procedures. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
February 13, 2019

On Feb. 14, 2018, the American River College community held its collective breath as the campus was placed on lockdown after reports of an armed man on campus. Los Rios Community College District’s emergency...

Editorial: DeVos wants to protect everyone except victims

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ proposed Title IX amendments could change how colleges handle sexual assault and harassment on campuses. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
December 12, 2018

In the age of the #MeToo, a United States president accused of lewd behavior, and the swearing in of a Supreme Court judge accused of sexual assault, it’s clear we live in a society that caters toward...

Editorial: ASB needs students to show up

Student Senate president Rebeca Rico-Chavez sits in the empty meeting room where, ASB meets each week on Nov. 6, 2018. (Photo Illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)
November 14, 2018

With high numbers of voter turnout nationally for the Nov. 6 midterm elections, people, especially young people, seem to be participating more actively in their government. Despite this, however, participation...

Current editorial: ARC fights negative reputation

Professor Jason Vitaich waits for his class to begin as students walk around Davies Hall at American River College on Sept. 18, 2018. (Photo Illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
September 19, 2018

There are many factors that contribute to the reputation of a college. Enrollment and graduation rates, student demographics, student involvement, and campus safety all play a role in the overall perception...

Journalism has rules, too

Stevante Clark speaks to the media regarding his brother Stephon Clark's death at the Bayside of South Sacramento Church on March 29, 2018. (photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
May 2, 2018

Since the beginning, journalists in the United States have been taught to live by objectivity, but in our world today that’s becoming more and more difficult to do. In the aftermath of Stephon Clark’s...

LRPD refuses to talk to the Current about campus safety

The Rancho Cordova Police Department has yet to identify the suspect involved in the shooting of a non-student at the Folsom Lake College Rancho Cordova Center on April 12, 2020. (File Photo)
December 5, 2017

The Current recently set out to write an article on campus safety. The intention was to provide students with a detailed layout of different emergency procedures in the event of an active shooter, earthquake,...

Editorial: ARC’s redesign efforts will help students succeed

Counselor Manuel Ruedas stands next to the decorative wall in his office at the HUB on Nov. 12. Ruedas works with the Puente Program to help disadvantaged students achieve academic success. (Photo by Ashey Hayes-Stone)
November 16, 2017

American River College is currently in the beginning stages of a process that administration says will make students more successful and will also provide an overall more inclusive campus. If the college...

Editorial: Los Rios needs to take stand against Trump

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Sacramento, California on June 1, 2016. (File Photo)
September 19, 2017

With President Donald Trump’s recent threat to end DACA and potentially deport nearly 790,000 unauthorized immigrants or “Dreamers”  and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ attempts to rollback...

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